Monday, February 1, 2010

FeBrUaRy StAmP oF tHe MoNtH bLoG hOp!

Where did January go? Can you believe that it's already time for the FeBrUaRy StAmP oF tHe MoNtH bLoG hOp! Are you ready? This stamp set, Piece of Cake, is soooo sweet! If you've come from my talented friend Helen's blog, then you are hopping along.

Using this stamp set is truly a piece of cake, but you will have a hard time deciding which scrumptious image to use! At my gatherings, classes, and workshops this month, we will be using this stamp set and learning some sweet coloring techniques that are (you guess it!) a piece of cake.
My standard side-fold card is based on the Wishes sketch, "On the Edge." I first stamped the stack of presents onto the Colonial White piece with Vineyard Berry ink. I also stamped it on Baby Pink cardstock in VB, on the Heavenly Blue B&T in Chocolate, and in Heavenly Blue on White Daisy cardstock. These pieces were all cut out and paper pieced onto the original focal image. I used my waterbrush for some of the coloring and my Baby Pink and Vineyard Berry markers for other spots. I also gave my tower a bit of a shadow with a Grey Flannel marker. The finishing touches were truly a piece of cake: a Pretty Pin poked into a knot of ribbon, a Baby Pink button, and some Bitty Sparkles on the flowers.

Thanks for hopping by! Now head on over to see what sweet treat Lori has for us to enjoy!

Techniques: direct-to-paper ink distressing; paper piecing; waterbrush and marker coloring; marker shadowing

All supplies from CTMH: Piece of Cake stamp set (available 2/1-28/10); Topstitich paper pack; White Daisy cardstock; Vineyard Berry, Chocolate, and Heavenly Blue inks; Baby Pink, Vineyard Berry, and Grey Flannel markers; Heavenly Blue and Colonial White Designer Ribbon; Pretty Pin; Spring Buttons; Bitty Sparkles

25 comments:

  1. How clever to paper piece the cake - that is a quick coloring technique for these scrumptious images.

    Love it!

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  2. Great card! The paper pieced cake is fab, and goes perfect with the b&t paper.

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  3. Haley - your card looks good enough to EAT - YUM!

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  4. That pin is a really nice touch!

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  5. I love the card it is so cute! this stamp set has become one of my favs:)
    Great Job!

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  6. And I didn't think I would like this SOM, but I do! Great job, honey, as usual...

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  7. Yes, I've asked myself how many cake stamps do I really need? But this is a great card and I may reconsider...as usual...after seeing it for real!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful card!! The pretty pin is the perfect finishing touch & goes so well with the TOpstitch papers!

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  9. Love your card, the colours are so perfect.

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  10. Nice card...the paper pieced cake is great.

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  11. how funny that so many people used topstitch with these stamps! very pretty!

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  12. I love this card. Thanks for the reminder about paper piecing. I sometimes forget that one.

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  13. love the pretty pin....and topstitch is beginning to be a favorite of mine...love what you did with it!

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  14. Love the paper piecing. Looks great!

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